Viscosity is an OpenVPN client for Macintosh users, providing “…a complete OpenVPN solution for Leopard (Mac OS 10.5) or Snow Leopard and does not require any additional downloads or software.” It is also compatible with Mac OS X Lion. It has automated updates, and even integrates with GROWL, so you can easily see the changes in status when they occur. As it seems that Tunnelblick has currently some issues with Snow Leopard, we recommend Viscosity for Mac users.
First, download and unpack the TUVPN Configuration files in a folder on your system:
Now, download the Viscosity.dmg installation file from the Viscosity website (www.viscosityvpn.com) and save it to your drive. Open the Viscosity.dmg file from the location you saved it in.
Download TUVPN configuration files and Viscosity installation file
Drag Viscosity to your Applications folder.
Eject the Viscosity disk image.
Launch Viscosity from your Applications folder.
Install and launch Viscosity
Click on the Viscosity application from your Status Bar and select Preferences. With the “Connections” tab highlighted, click the + sign to add a connection. Select “Import Connection”.
Important Note For Dedicated IP VPN Service Users: Before importing openvpn.conf file, Dedicated users MUST enter the VPN Server for which they have subscribed. This is done by simply editing the openvpn.conf file and replacing the line vpn.tuvpn.com with the VPN server you have susbscribed to.
Navigate to the folder where you saved your TUVPN Configuration files. Select the openvpn.conf file, and click Open.
You should now see the confirmation that your configuration for the TUVPN connection was read and imported.
We will now name your connection, select your VPN server, and ensure all traffic is sent over your VPN connection. In this example we are going to choose the TUVPN london VPN server.
Now we will explain how to setup as many TUVPN servers as you like to make swtiching between them easy (with Shared IP accounts).
Its as easy as following the steps from 'Import Connection'. Repeat the process by selecting the + sign at the bottom of the Preferences window, and simply rename the connection and input the server address for the relevant VPN server.
Setting Up Additional VPN Servers
Last helpful tip to make using the TUVPN service easy.
When you select which server you want to connect to, you will be asked for your VPN username and password (from your 'TUVPN.COM Service Activation' email). Be sure to tick the box 'Remember these details in the KeyChain' so you don't have to type in your username and password every time you connect to the VPN network.
If you wish to confirm that you really are now enjoying new freedoms, security and anonymity on the Internet, go to an IP identification site (e.g. www.whatismyipaddress.com ) where you can see that your IP is now a TUVPN server node in an entirely new location....and probably a new country!
Enjoy your new freedom and security!
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